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Elbert County Loads up Trailer Full of Items for Moore, Oklahoma

May 30, 2013

The northeast Georgia area has showed amazing support for the victims of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado disaster. As was the case in other counties, Elbert County stepped up and started an effort to raise money and donate key necessities to victims. Susie Turner Bell with Turner Motor Company was the key organizer of the drive…

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EC Sheriff’s Office Continues to Urge Caution When Dealing with Suspicious Phone Calls

May 30, 2013

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office continues to warn Elbert and surrounding county residents to be wary of scams. In one particular scam, which has become more and more common over the last few weeks, is a call from someone claiming to be from Publisher’s Clearing House; who has either claimed that someone has won a…

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1st Leg of MainStreet Elberton Summer Concert Series Goes Well

May 30, 2013
1st Leg of MainStreet Elberton Summer Concert Series Goes Well

The Main Street Elberton Summer Concert Series got off to a great start late last week. Clay Page and his Band kicked off the series before a crowed of close to a hundred people on McIntosh Street. Page said that he and his band really enjoyed the event. “The event went really good, I was…

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Franklin County Shows Support to Oklahoma Tornado Victims

May 30, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia   Businesses and citizens from Franklin County celebrate Memorial Day by giving. Late Friday, an 18-wheeler pulled out of the Carnesville Fire Station carrying over 4,000 lbs of food and supplies destined for tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Organized by firefighter Nick Clark, the truck was filled with donations…

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Rep. Doug Collins Releases June Mobile Office Hours

May 30, 2013

Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) has released additional mobile office hours for his Constituent Services Representatives in the month of June. Staffers from his office will meet with constituents in Elbert, Madison, Franklin, and Hart counties. The Elbert County mobile office will be held at the Elbert County Government Complex on Tuesday, June 11th from 1:00pm…

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City of Bowman Beginning Process to Improve Downtown Square

May 29, 2013

The Bowman City Council is actively looking at improving its downtown square. In a presentation during Monday night’s regular meeting of the Bowman City Council, Sara Schatz with Landscape Architects presented the first conceptual plan. Some of the proposed changes include a decorative intersection at the crossing of State Routes 17 and 172, as well…

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Georgia DNR Reports Relatively Incident Free Memorial Day Weekend

May 29, 2013

The Memorial Day Weekend, for the most part, was tragedy free. The exception being two drowning incidents that occurred in Augusta and in Coffee County. Melissa Cummings with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources says there was a substantial drop in incidents reported this year compared to last. “Almost by half, and injuries that were…

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Elbert County 4-H BB Team Holding Fundraiser for National Competition

May 29, 2013

The Elbert County 4-H BB Team is holding a fundraiser to help them make their way to Arkansas to compete in Nationals. The Fundraiser will consist of a hotdog supper and concert by Lazarus Unwound. The Hotdog Supper and concert will be held at the Elbert County 4-H Center on Saturday, June 8th at 6…

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Gas Prices on Par With Last Year’s Memorial Day Weekend Prices

May 29, 2013

Gas prices continued to remain relatively stable as millions of Americans hit the road for the Memorial Day weekend, according to the latest fuel prices brief from AAA South. Overall, the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline during the Memorial Day holiday weekend was $3.64, 2 cents less than last year’s holiday…

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Georgia DOT is Back To Work

May 28, 2013

With the Memorial Day weekend travel period in the rear view mirror, the Georgia DOT is getting back to work this week. The construction related lane closures that were suspended on Friday to help ease congestion on Georgia roads are now back in place as of 5:00am this morning. Motorists who are expected to be…

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  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pm7th Annual Spooktacular
  • October 31, 2014 6:05 pmTrick-or-Treating
  • October 31, 2014 7:30 pmElbert County Blue Devils vs East Jackson Home
  • November 1, 2014 9:00 am15TH ANNUAL GRANITE CITY FALL FESTIVAL
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